The Library opening hours are according to the following schedules:-

i.     Semester Period:-

Monday – Saturday                               8:00 am -10:00pm

Sunday                                                    Closed (for now)

Public Holidays                                      Closed

ii.     Vacation period

Monday- Saturday                                  8: am-6:00pm

Sunday and Public Holidays               Closed.


The use of the library is normally permitted to registered users only. Registration as a library user is open to all persons in the following categories:-

  1.  Full-time and part-time senior academic/non academic staff of the University of the  University.

    1. Registered post graduate Students of the University.

    2. Members of the University Governing Council

    3. Registered full-time and part-time undergraduate students of the University.

    4. University employees other than those mentioned above

    5. None-members of the University permitted to use the library by the Librarian.


  1. i.        Books

  • Open access or circulation of books:- This is where a Library user goes and picks a book from the shelf for consultation or borrowing. All books are housed in the library as you enter on the shelves in the reading area.

  • Reference Books- These include Encyclopaedias Dictionaries, Almanacs, and Handbooks Directories etc. They are for room use in the library or specified location only.

  • Reserved and special loans: These are books in great demand, rare books, books recommended by lecturers; they are all used on 2hours basis.

ii     Serials:-  These are journals (periodicals), Magazines pamphlets, vertical files, reports, Newspapers


With the help of the catalogue, maximum use of the Library is possible. The users should also know the purpose of the OPAC, the information on the OPAC and how to use this information. The catalogue serves the following functions:

i. It is the key to the library collections

  • It shows whether a particular book by a particular author of a particular titles is in the library

  • It shows how many copies are stocked of a particular book, e.t.c and it shows how to find any catalogued book on the shelves.

If readers go straight to the shelve, without checking the catalogue and could not find the book required, they may easily think that it is not in the library.

But by checking the catalogue first, you may find that though the book is not on the shelf, it may be use by another person or lying somewhere awaiting shelving.



Users have different ways of approaching the library catalogue, while others do not know how to find what they want from the catalogue effectively. To help these groups of library users it is necessary to explain some of the basic approaches to catalogue. These approaches are: Author approach,Title approach and Subject approach.

   Author approach

The heading of this card is under the author (writer) of the book. i.e.  If it is the

Out-put of a single author.  if the authors are more than one the book is entered under the fist author listed. The name of the

Second author is mentioned in the body of the catalogue; also added entry is made for that second author.  Authors in excess of three only the first named author is mention with a sign of omission.

Title approach:

It often happens that a user only knows a particular Library material by title. Therefore,

This card is filed in the cabinet under title.


Subject approach:

Library users usually do not know what a particular library has by a given subject. Users at times do not know the author or title of a book they want. The subject approach to catalogue will take adequate care of their problems. (see Subject entry below fig 3)

Each book in the library has at least three cards in the catalogue I.e  Author, Title and Subject .Federal University Kashere has Dictionary and classified catalogues. In a dictionary catalogues all the cards i.e author and title are arranged or interfiled alphabetically A-Z like a dictionary while subject cards are arranged in a classified order by subject.

Each book or document that comes into the library is not only classified or grouped with other books on the same subject, but is also catalogued for identification and for a permanent record to facilitate its  easy retrieval when the need arises.



  1. 1.       Borrowing General

  • No library material may be removed from the library without the issue being recorded in the manner prescribed by the University librarian. Te staff in charge of the exit is authorised to examine materials being taken out of the library and readers must present items for inspection.

  • The University Librarian may restrict or prohibits the borrowing of any library material:

  • Library users are at all times responsible for the library materials which have been issued in their names and this responsibility ends only when the materials have been returned to the Library and the issued record cancelled:

  • Wives/Husbands of Senior University staff may use the identity cards and tickets of their spouses (with their permission).

  1. 2.             Open Access Collections

  • Library users in catalogue i-iii Membership may borrow up to five books, whilst those in categories iv may borrow up to three (3) books. Those in category vi do not have borrowing rights

  • All books borrowed  by library users must be returned  on or before the end of the loan period-one month  for categories i-iii and two weeks for categories iv and V.

  • Returned books may be renewed provided they are not required by another library user.

  • A book may be recalled if it’s in demand by another library user in such case, books must be returned immediately.

  • Lending transaction should be completed half an hour before closing time.

  1. 3.       Reserve/ Special Loan unit

  • Books are normally consulted in the unit itself for two-hourly periods;

  • Books can be borrowed for overnight loan but must be returned at opening time the next day. Borrowers who have lectures at 8.00a.m may enter the library before 8.00 a.m and leave the books on the reserve special loan control desk, returning later to collect their identity cards.

  1. 4.       Special Collection Unit

  • Materials in the Special Collection Unit May be not borrowed except with the special permission of the University Librarian.

  • Users under category iv of membership are not normally admitted and request to consult items should be made to the staff on duty at the entrance of the Unit.

  1. 5.       Serial Division

  • Both current and back-sets of journals may be borrowed by senior members of staff for overnight loan only and must be returned by 9:00.am the next morning.

  • Categories 1 of membership users (Except final year students) are not normally admitted into the back-sets, but should ask at the control desk for the items they required.

  1. 6.       Media Unit

Media materials (both hard and software’s) may be borrowed by members of the University teaching staff, with a library staff member in attendance in the cases of hardware’s. Any damage will be deemed the responsibility of the borrower who may be requested to pay for a replacement.

    • Other Library users may consult materials with the unit.

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